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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theygive away
he/she/itgives away
present participlegiving away
past tensegave away
past participlegiven away

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  1. 1
    to tell information or facts that you should keep secret
    If captured, they might give away vital military secrets.
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  2. 2
    to provide someone with something that you no longer want or need
    Any plants that were left I gave away to neighbors.
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      if a company gives something away, they let you have it without paying for it
      Ten thousand copies of the software package are being given away.
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